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GLOBAL WARMING – a discussion paper

Preface The Communist University in South London (CUiSL) is sponsored by the Croydon Branch of the Communist Party and meets on the third Thursday of every month (August and December excepted) at Ruskin House, Croydon. In these classes and workshops we study and discuss Marxism, science, history and contemporary political issues. It is open to […]

The Global Warming Paper – more work needed?

The Communist University in South London discussion paper on Global Warming was finalised last month and circulated for comment. This process continues. You may request a copy by e-mailing cuisl@communist-party.org.uk. The paper continues to receive generally favourable responses but, following its initial distribution, there were three significant developments which are not covered – The publication […]

Our Global Warming Project Nears Completion

The CUiSL discussion paper on anthropomorphic global warming has been submitted to CUiSL’s sponsor, the Croydon Branch of the Communist Party and now awaits decisions on publication. Copies are available on request but not yet for public comment, publication or onward transmission. The study concluded that global warming caused by burning fossil fuels poses a huge threat to humanity […]

Progress on Study of Global Warming and Marxist Crisis Theory

We are at an early stage in our project to apply Marxist Crisis Theory to Global Warming and the need to constrain CO2 emissions. The following tentative outline of a possible discussion paper and the work needed to complete it has, however, been prepared:   Part 1 – Global Warming, understanding and response Topic Useful sources already examined Drafting underway […]


The initial scoping of our study into Global Warming and Marxist Crisis Theory (see below) has encountered the argument that the Chernobyl Crisis in 1986 crippled the response to then emerging evidence of global warming in which fossil fuels would be replaced with nuclear power. While it is undeniable that Chernobyl undermined confidence in nuclear power, […]

CUiSL embarks on a new venture

The Communist University in South London (CUiSL) is embarking on a new venture. CUiSL is an independent, self-styled open university, sponsored by the Croydon Branch of the Communist Party and promoted by its London District Committee. Until now it has confined its activities to learning through interactive group study. We are now looking to conduct […]


NOTE OF CUiSL class on 20 July 2017   The CUiSL class on 20 July 2017 was attended by 11 students including 8 members of the Communist Party, four of whom were members of the Croydon Branch. The class was an examination of the ideas contained in the book Four Futures by Peter Frase, summarised here. […]